The Conductor

by Sarah Quigley

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The Conductor Synopsis

The crackle of a tannoy breaks a pregnant silence...and for one moment, as the barrage of shell and artillery pauses, music washes over the city of Leningrad. The defiant symphony of Leningrad's famous son, the composer Shostakovich, infiltrates ruined homes and businesses, echoing in the empty streets, and, perhaps, even beyond the besieged walls to the very heart of the German forces. But this is not the story of Shostakovich.

The Conductor Press Reviews

'[An] up-all-night page-turner... conveying the extraordinary life-saving properties of music, and hope'
Observer

. 'An extraordinary period of history brought to life by a daring novelist.
Lloyd Jones, booker-prize winning author of Mister Pip

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ISBN: 9781908800428
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781908800428
Publication date: 1st January 2013
Author: Sarah Quigley
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sarah Quigley

Sarah Quigley is a New Zealand-born novelist, poet and critic. She has a D.Phil. in Literature from the University of Oxford, and has won several awards for her writing. Since winning the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers Residency in 2000, Quigley has been based in Berlin.

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